The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a set of 10 standards for banks and credit unions that want to offer small loans to subprime customers. Among its ideas: keep monthly payments at or below 5% of the borrower’s paycheck and make loans available quickly through digital channels.
The Detroit company recorded an 11% increase in car loans and leases originated during the fourth quarter, as well as a jump in yields. Ally appears to be benefiting from Wells Fargo's substantial retrenchment in auto lending.
Evidence that the credit characteristics of online installment borrowers at the time of repayment are consistently worse than at the time of borrowing should be a sobering thought for lenders that have not been fully tested in a credit downturn.